Medicare, Medicaid, Life and Health Insurance/Medicare Coverage of MRIs
Hi, my sister-in-law is having problem with both of her shoulders. She got an MRI in one shoulder and the doctor determined that while arthritis is part of the problem, there are other issues that need to be addressed. He told her that she cannot get an MRI of the other shoulder because two MRIs cannot be done "at the same time." She asked if she could get an MRI of the other shoulder in January since it's a new year, but her doctor said, no, it's not about the number of MRIs in the year, but again it was about getting more than one MRI "at the same time."
That makes no sense to me and I cannot find anything to support that idea. Do you know if that's true? She has two different shoulders and just because an MRI on one shoulder is done and shows X doesn't mean that that's what's going on in the other shoulder, right?
Can you shed some light on this?
You can't have 2 MRIS in the same day at a free standing private imaging center because the insurante will only pay half for the 2nd one.
But if you go to a,hospital the rules are different. This is for Medicare and other countries follow the rules of Medicare.
What is,her insurance. What did the xrays,show. Need more info to help you.